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One step closer

Eric Smith decided the timing was right. His girlfriend of four years, Debbie Barber, only had three one-minute breast cancer radiation treatments to go. And because the couple had been Relay for Life participants for years, it made perfect sense for Eric to pop the question during last May’s Luminaria ceremony, which honors cancer survivors and remembers those who lost the battle.

Living

Quilty pleasures

About 115 quilts, hanging like fine art pieces, drew a crowd of more than 400 to the 22nd Biennial Quilt Show, put on by the Sierra Mountain Quilters Association (SMQA). The appreciative crowd stopped and studied each quilt, admiring and commenting on the creative placement of colorful fabrics and skilled workmanship.

Cathie Campbell

Anyone for dessert?

I was recently browsing through a collection of recipes I have had for many years, and maybe it’s nostalgia, but I wanted to share a few of them with you. Actually, I’d love to share all of them, but I have thousands and of course that would not be practical. Perhaps you could use one or more as a Memorial Day dessert.

Living

Young & Determined

Even though she didn’t understand what was happening at age 4, Stevie Trujillo could see the toll Peter’s death was having on her family. Peter was Stevie’s grandfather. As the toddler sat on his lap, he would often talk about the future - taking her on fishing expeditions and a trip to the Grand Canyon when she was older, but those trips never happened. Following his cancer diagnosis, Peter died in 2008.

Cathie Campbell

Potato salad picnics

Memorial Day will be here before we know it, and many of us are planning to have a picnic or outdoor barbecue. If you love to serve a potato salad along with the main dish, here are some recipes you can check out to see if there's something you want to try. Many of us have our own favorite potato salad recipe, perhaps one that has been handed down through generations. I tend to change mine a little bit now and then. At times I have added sliced olives or radishes.

KOMB

About KOMB

Just who are those people you see with vests and grabbers walking along the roadside picking up other people’s trash? This article features an interview with one of these dedicated members of Keep Our Mountains Beautiful, Carla Rajnus.

Living

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 a ‘disappointingly dull’ affair

In amongst the jokes and the cheesy 80s soundtrack, a theme of redemption ran throughout 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The team was comprised of various lowlifes who finally got a chance to do something decent and found out that they actually liked it because they’re all big softies at heart. Now comes the sequel that figures since the five main characters found their redemption in the first movie, it’s someone else’s turn to be redeemed.

Sports

Yosemite Half Marathon will draw 3,000 runners

Vacation Races, an event company that produces half-marathon and ultra-marathon races centered around breathtaking National Parks and forest service lands, will hold its annual Yosemite Half Marathon with about 3,000 runners expected to participate and another 3,000 race spectators on Saturday, May 13.

Videos

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines

New NIH guidelines mark a major shift in dietary advice. The guidelines are based on landmark research that found exposure to peanuts in the first year of life lowers a baby's chances of becoming allergic.
Associated Press
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Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines

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